Special Sessions - April 19, 2009

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 19, 2009, both morning and afternoon sessions. You can register for any of these Special Sessions by clicking here.

Morning Classes

$ Car & $ Peacock

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Tony Cheng
Get out those crisp dollar bills! First up are a $Peacock and $Peahen designed by Gay Merrill Gross. You’ll be strutting proud with these lovely birds that feature a fan tail. Then zoom off in Tony’s $Car. Folded out of a hundred dollar bill (play money of course), the design has headlights, license plates and rear windshield wipers.

One-piece Book

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Kay Eng
Make a whole library of this wonderful book!  This eight page book is made from a 2 x 1 rectangle and has a great color-change for the cover. Kay will bring special paper so that you can make your books speak volumes.

A Tisket, a Tasket, an Origami Basket

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Gay Merrill Gross
Gay will teach her variations on a clever basket model. Bring along some small models and creative ideas to share for things to put inside your mini-baskets! Also bring a measuring tool (e.g., ruler) and a cutting tool (e.g., scissors, craft knife, small paper cutter, or envelopener) to class.

Origami Cards

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Paula Parris
Everybody loves a handmade card; learn to make something that will be kept for many years to come. Rather than merely gluing a model to a card, Paula will teach you many techniques such as incorporating inserts, windows, locks, letterfolds and basic embellishments. Bring your imagination.

Spring Theme

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Level
Simple
Teacher
Bernice Smith
Spring forward into the new season with Bernice as she teaches a variety of simple, yet delightful models to enhance your décor. She will lead you through two baskets, a chick, a bunny and a modular daisy. More will be taught as time permits.
Afternoon Classes

Tessellations

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Eric Gjerde
Eric will teach some of his favorite tessellations from his recent book. Tessellations are pleated from a single sheet of paper and create wonderful geometric repeating designs. There is a lot of pre-creasing and some tricky moves, but once you get the hang of it, things fall into place nicely. Give it a try!

Star

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
High Intermediate
Teacher
Bill Reyes
Here’s a class to make you shine! Join Bill as he shows you how to make a constellation of his original stars from pentagons. These beauties are 3D and incorporate multiple sinks, giving the models additional dimensionality. Accurate and precise folds are needed for the pre-creasing and collapsing of the stars.

Stellated Icosahedron

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Intermediate
Teacher
Deanna Kwan
An icosadedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 faces. Imagine a spiky version of this and you have a stellated icosahedron!  Deanna will teach two versions of Sonobe-type units and students can choose which unit they wish to fold to make the shape. She will teach assembling the 30-piece model with a color pattern—5 colors, 6 each. There should be time to learn the other units to make more at home.

Artist Trading Cards

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Low Intermediate
Teacher
MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
Artist Trading Cards (aka ATC’s) are miniature works of art that are 2.5” x 3.5” in size. Make them and trade them with other ATC artists, either in person or via snail mail. This class will teach the basics of ATC’s and give lots of ideas for using origami with them. You’ll make ATC’s and actually trade with the others in this class. You’ll be prepared to get ready for the Annual ATC swap at the June convention! A $2 materials fee will be collected in class.

Cat’s Cradle and String Figures

Date and time
Apr. 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Level
Not Rated
Teacher
Larry Davis
Cat’s Cradle is always played by two people. Each person picks up the loops of string in different ways and transfers the strings to his own hands forming a new design each time. String figures are more challenging and fun and involve only one person. This workshop will teach some of the most popular string figures including Cup and Saucer, Witch’s Broom, Jacob’s Ladder, Yam, Thief and others as time permits. (Not exactly origami, but the string is folded and it’s fun!)

This is a listing of the Special Sessions for April 19, 2009, both morning and afternoon sessions. You can register for any of these Special Sessions by clicking here.